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Worship News and Directory for May 28th, 2014

Sunday Morning Worship at CB Pier

Rick Courtney and his wife, Lisa, are sharing love through worship, prayer and scripture with a Sunday morning worship service at High Tides on the North End Pier, Carolina Beach.
While Courtney was in the navy, he did ministry work. After retiring from the navy, he and his wife stayed in Virginia for a while, but, decided to move back to the area.
He then chose to share his ministry with others and he always felt Carolina Beach had this special charm about it. His mission is to share scriptures while singing His praises with an open invitation to all who want to share the same.
The gathering starts at 10 a.m., for fellowship, coffee/water and donuts are provided. Breakfast can be ordered from the grill, if you would like something more. They offer positive music and food for thought from the bible, and with the music, songs and worship you have the best view.
He also has a Facebook page, where he offers words of encouragement each day; to get your day started on a positive note or pick you up if you are down; something to get you through or to get you thinking. You can contact him through the page also. Follow him at
Courtney feels that life is hard enough, so church should refill that spirit and make you smile. So, stop in at High Tides on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. to get a smile and spirit through the message received. He is also working on a worship-driven album. Yes, if his name sounds familiar, it is because he is a member of the band Beachbilly Brothers that plays at different venues in the area.

Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church Bible School

12089 N. Lake Park Blvd. • Carolina  Beach, NC 28428

Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church will host a Bible School June 16th, 17th and 18th from 5:15 to 8:00pm.
Children ages four through 5th Grade completed are welcome to come. Children will come and explore Micah 6:8 through Bible stories, games, crafts, music and puppets. Light sandwich supper included for participants.
Local Mission is part of our purpose so bring a "can in each hand" ( non-perishable food     donation) and/or "change for hunger" (coins). 
Lots of learning will take place while we have fun and fellowship! Sign up now!  Space may be limited. REGISTRATION ENDS JUNE 1 -register at the church office, 1209 Lake Park Blvd. 

America Is Still Generally Pro-Bible, But Bible Skeptics* Now Balance Out the Bible Engaged

NEW YORK, April 9, 2014—After four years of research, American Bible Society has found the Bible landscape in the U.S. is shifting. A new report released today finds the percentage of Americans who are considered “Bible engaged”i is now equal to the percentage who do not believe the Bible to be sacredii—both at 19 percent. The latest findings are in American Bible Society’s fourth annual State of the Bible survey. Since 2011, this latter category of “Bible skeptics” has risen from 10 percent to 19 percent of those surveyed. During the same period, the percentage considered “Bible-friendly”iii dropped from 45 percent to 37 percent, while “Bible-engaged” remained steady. The percentage of those considered neutraliv toward the Bible, 26 percent in 2014, has remained statistically unchanged.
The report, conducted by Barna Group, details Americans’ beliefs about the Bible, its role in society, its presence in U.S. homes and other information about the best-selling book of all time. As in previous years, the survey found the Bible remains a highly valued, influential force in America. But beliefs about the Bible and its role in society are becoming increasingly polarized—particularly when the data are examined by age group.
Overall, Millennials (ages 18–29) are driving the shift toward Bible indifference. Among Millennials, the 2014 State of the Bible survey found:
• Nineteen percent believe no literature is sacred (compared to 13 percent of all adults), while 64 percent believe the Bible is sacred literature (compared to 79 percent of all adults).
• Thirty-five percent believe the Bible contains everything a person needs to know to live a meaningful life, as compared with 50 percent for all adults.
• While 50 percent of all adults believe the Bible has too little influence in society, only 30 percent of Millennials express the same belief. By way of comparison, 61 percent of Elders (those 68+) surveyed said they believe the Bible has too little influence in society.
• Thirty-nine percent of Millennials never read the Bible, as compared to 26 percent of all adults.
“With four years of data from American Bible Society’s State of the Bible research, we are now able to see trends in attitudes about and behaviors around the Bible,” said Roy Peterson, president and CEO of American Bible Society. ”The increasing polarization in attitudes about the Bible has implications for us as a nation and for our churches and families.”
Peterson, who took the helm of American Bible Society in February, believes there is reason to hope for an upswing in Bible engagement in the future. “American adults, young and old alike, overwhelmingly recognize a moral decline is taking place in the nation,” said Peterson. “As they seek solutions, we hope they will find the Bible as the guidebook that can reverse the decline and help its readers make sense of life.”

Kure Memorial Lutheran Church Preschool to Hold Wednesday “Mother’s Morning Out” During Summer

117 North 3rd Ave, (910)458-5266 • Kure Beach, NC 28449

Last week Kure Memorial Lutheran Preschoolers held several end of year activities including performances and a graduation for those moving on to kindergarten in the Fall. The preschool will be opening an one day a week "Mother's Morning Out" type program here throughout the summer.  Starting on the first Wednesday in June (June 4) through the last Wednesday in August (August 27)  - all rising 2 year old through rising Kindergarteners are welcomed to join us here at the preschool for a minimal cost.  The day will start at 9am and end at 1pm and consist of:  crafts, songs, story time, playground, snack, special guests and lunchtime (lunch is provided by families).  The cost will be $20/day for one child, $30 for 2 siblings, or $40 for 3 siblings.   You must register your child by Monday at noon of that week to be able to drop off on Wednesday!!  You can register by emailing the preschool or contacting Celeste Carpenter, 409-5572. 

Kure Memorial Lutheran News Beach Worship, Church Yard Sale, Faith on Tap and Much More.

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.
Beach Worship:
Our Beach Worship “season” is right around the corner – another summer of worship in God’s most beautiful sanctuary – at Agape Faith Center at the “F” Avenue beach access in Kure Beach.  We have a new sound system and a lineup of guest musicians (but are still looking for more – let us know if you know someone who may be interested) to lead us in music.  Beach Worship begins Wednesday, May 28, at 7:00 p.m. and will continue every Wednesday through September.  All are welcome.  We hope you will join us!
Church Yard Sale:
Coming up: our annual indoor yard sale on Saturday, June 7, in our Fellowship Hall off Fourth Street in Kure Beach.  Rain or shine.  Treasures Galore!  Something for everyone!
Sunday Schedule
  9:00 Sunday School      
10:00 Worship
11:00 Fellowship Time     
  4:30 Youth Group
Faith on Tap:
Mondays, May 19 and June 2 and 16, 7:00 p.m. - Hang Ten Grill 
This is a young(er) adult ministry opened to all.  Come check it out!  Join us for a beverage, a bite to eat, and join the discussion.  Bring your friends and neighbors.  (Parking is free after 7:00 p.m.).
Surfin’ on God’s Grace,
Pastor: Dan Keck  910-458-5266